Technical Articles

Metallurgy in Romania
While consumption is growing, the metallurgical sector, previously a key industry in Romania, faces significant obstacles in gaining new orders. It is only through deliberate support measures that Romanian policy-makers and businesses would be able to boost the manufacturing sector ... more
Water sector in Serbia
To improve access to sanitation services, the Serbian National Environmental Strategy plans to upgrade the existing infrastructure, expand the sewage networks, and build primary and secondary wastewater treatment plants in 20 to 30 large agglomerations and hotspot locations ... more
Packaging industry in Turkey
According to a report by the Turkish Ministry of trade, over the last five years the average annual growth rate of the packaging industry in the country has been 6%, and it is expected to remain the same in the coming years ... more
Compiler qualification, certification and ISO 26262
When developing an item with ISO 26262 safety requirements, the standard requires that all software tools used in that item`s development have documented evidence as to why each tool is unlikely to introduce an error that will cause unsafe operation ... more
Potential for growth in the Western Balkans’ machinery sector
Supported by most recent reports published under OECD responsibility, the article explores the machinery sector growth perspectives for Western Balkans and the challenges to increasing their productivity. It analyses factors and proposes certain steps that will lead to sufficient improvement and boost development of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), which are considered the engine of growth for the sector ... more
Implementing the European Green Deal in SEE
SEE countries often face issues of a structural nature such as dependence on lignite and related problems regarding the reduction of this reliance, concerns about security of supply, the rates of electricity prices, the expected regional and social implications of the transition, and a lack of transparency ... more
En-route to the high-rise farm with LEDs
With the latest LED technology, which emits very little heat, light sources can be provided close to the cultivated plants without burning them ... more
Cable harness manufacturing in Bulgaria
The activities of the major part of the companies operating in Bulgaria are directed towards the manufacturing of cable harnesses for the automotive industry with main clients such as Volkswagen Group, Renault, Ford, Daimler and others ... more
How to prevent dropped communication in critical IoT applications
Networks like those offered in the ATSAMR30 family of MCUs with sub-GHz radio help ensure critical pieces are in place for information to be reliably transferred in changing environments when needede, all while sustaining long battery life ... more
Semiconductor switches for electronic fuses
The thermal characteristic of the protected object is crucial; for example the electric cable, the wiring harness or the semiconductor switch in the connected control unit. Instead of safety fuses or electro-magnetically triggered mechanical contacts, electronic fuses contain semiconductor switches along with their control logic including protective and diagnostic functions ... more
IoT security requires an end-to-end approach
One approach to enforcing secure boot and key storage is to incorporate all of the required blocks into a microcontroller. However, such secure microcontrollers are not available in the many variants that embedded designers can come to expect, which can increase the system cost ... more
Sheet metal processing industry in Bulgaria
The majority of Bulgarian companies engaged in sheet metal processing use high-tech CNC machine tools, allowing them to achieve the desired levels of quality, precision and characteristics of the finished product ... more
Pharmaceuticals manufacturing in Greece
According to data, published by the Greek government, through the years the country’s pharmaceutical industry has remained a relatively strong sector, annually contributing about EUR 2,8 billion to GDP ... more
The Croatian brewing sector
According to a paper on beer production in Croatia, published by Flanders Investment & Trade, the country’s market is dominated by three major breweries owned by global companies, and additionally features a dozen medium-sized, small and microbreweries ... more
Energy sector development in Turkey
Turkey is a fast-growing economy with rapidly increasing energy demand. However, by implementing a variety of interlinked measures, the country’s energy reforms have provided the needed energy security ... more

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Taiwan’s largest trade show since outbreak of the pandemic TIMTOS x TMTS 2022 opens in February

Taiwan’s largest trade show since outbreak of the pandemic TIMTOS x TMTS 2022 opens in February

TIMTOS x TMTS 2022 will launch a line-up of online services and activities in conjunction with the physical exhibition, including On-site Guide for Online Visitors, Live Tour @ Showground, Live ... more
Environmental industry met at IFAT Eurasia 2021 in Istanbul

Environmental industry met at IFAT Eurasia 2021 in Istanbul

This year, there was a special focus on combating the impending environmental disaster in the Sea of Marmara, where algae slime blankets on a historic scale have formed over the ... more
The die casting sector to gather at EUROGUSS 2022

The die casting sector to gather at EUROGUSS 2022

Machinery and equipment, processes, toolmaking and mould fabrication, foundries and associated technologies will be showcased in the four halls ... more
30th edition of Plast Eurasia to be held in December

30th edition of Plast Eurasia to be held in December

Exhibitors at the fair will have the opportunity to expand their business network and customer portfolio and gain access to new markets by meeting decision makers from the Balkans, Eastern and Western Europe, Western and Central Asia, Middle ... more

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